Crystal Dragon

Crystal Dragon (Joint Project with Esthetique)
by Ashibe Yuuho

Publisher - Akita shoten
Story Length - 24 volumes (on-going)
Genre - Fantasy, Historical

Summary - Arianrhod, a dark-haired, green-eyed “changeling” (Celts were light haired people, so if a child was born with a really dark hair, they believed that elves/fairies came and exchanged the baby with their own), with a minor druid training, starts on a quest to find the fabled crystal dragon to get help in revenging her clan that was destroyed by Balor of the Evil Eyes. A fantasy adventure that incorporates many of the Celtic beliefs and magic, while at the same time, retains the flavor of a “real” thing. (Taken from PRISMS)

Release - Vol.1, Vol.2, Vol.3, Vol.4, Vol.5, Vol.6, Vol.7, Vol.8, Vol.9, Vol.10, Vol 11

Vol.11 : Ch.45, Ch.46, Ch.47, Ch.48

Vol.12 : Ch.49 (To be edited), Ch.50 (Being edited), Ch.51 (To be edited), Ch.52 (To be proof-read)

Vol.13 : Ch.53 (To be proof-read), Ch.54 (To be proof-read), Ch.55 (To be proof-read), Ch.56 (To be proof-read)

Vol.14 onward : (To be Translated)

Featured Comments :

I love this manga so much and really hope that you will continue this project until the final end.
Waiting for next chapter with all love.

Comment by Rouny — July 24, 2008 @ 1:00 pm

Thank you very much for your work. I’ve always loved this manga and now, finally, I can read it!!!! I hope you can go on without problems and I wish you all the best ^__^

Comment by Ehebekis — February 6, 2009 @ 2:44 am

Thank you for scanlating this series. It is a great manga. It was once published in my country, but stopped halfway through. Hopefully you can find proofreader soon. Best of luck to you!

Comment by lleello — March 8, 2009 @ 4:19 pm

I absolutely love this manga!! I’ve read this up to vol 20 something then it’s discontinued in my country. I hope you guys can finish this project because I’m dying to see the ending. It’s such a wonderful manga. And thanks, for doing wonderful projects!

Comment by cliff — April 19, 2009 @ 1:27 am

Hello, i am boy but i read this manga, it is really fantasy, i love it
keep up the good work

by the way, i cant believe this manga was first released in 1979…

Comment by Xac — June 25, 2011 @ 12:44 pm

thanks for the manga…
i really like this manga…
it’s kind of like reading a good fantasy book…

Comment by Angelus — July 9, 2011 @ 7:42 am

The recent chapter (v08 ch02) was hilarious.

“They said they’ll help make you a child factory.” <— LOL!! That’ll keep him busy.

And… “I don’t want to die of exhaustion!” <– double lol. Aren’t you lucky, Gil? XD

I also love SolilxHendruna couple. I think she got lucky in the end to find a man who loves her and cherishes her a lot.

Keep up the good work and be looking forward to more of your releases! =D

Comment by Sachins — September 4, 2011 @ 12:36 am

I can’t believe a group is actually scanlating this manga. And Pygmalio! You guys have the BEST taste in manga ever.

I really can’t thank you enough. I thought I’d never see these series ever again in my life. Best of luck guys, hope you can pull it off to the end.

Comment by Pucca — December 2, 2011 @ 9:07 pm

in my country this manga has been published untill vol 24, but the translator in my country didn’t translated them accurately
i prefer your version very much :D

Comment by shi-en-ta — July 26, 2012 @ 3:32 pm

Thank you very much for translation! I’m a big fan of celtic mythology and plot of this manga is pretty good, so I patiently wait for next chapters!

Comment by Elrie — November 29, 2014 @ 10:55 pm

Thank you for the translation, this always been my favorite comics since 10 years old, maybe for their intriguing story and adventure… I’ll always wait for the scanlations because this comics is getting rarer at the used store… Thank you!

Comment by adfaft — April 30, 2015 @ 1:39 pm


  1. Thank you so much for translating this series! It's been one of my favorites since forever, and I really want to see how it continues.

  2. Thank you for doing this project!!! I see that a lot of the next chapters are in the editing/proofreading process. Do you happen to have any updates on when they might be released?

  3. The next three chapters are over at Esthetiques group now. They're short of cleaners/typesetters. Please send them helps if you can.

  4. Hello! I am the previous poster. I posted on Esthetiques page a while back offering to help if possible, but they have not contacted me yet. Is there any chance you might have a way of contacting them?

    Thank you again for this!

  5. I'll try contacting them. Not sure if they're still active. If not, maybe we'll take over the project.

  6. Updates. They're still active and plan to release more chapters. Stay tuned =)

  7. Any news recently?

    1. Esthetique group handles the editing side and we haven't heard anything from them lately.

  8. Any updates yet?

    1. The next chapter is in the hand of our partner, Esthetiques.

    2. I tried to visit their website but it's inaccessible, and I think the last thing they put out was in 2018 ��

    3. The last time I heard from them was late 2019. I'll try to contact them again and see how it goes.

    4. Thank you so much! If there's any way I can be of help, please let me know! I understand this process can be time-consuming.

    5. Thank you so much for the offer! We'll need a cleaner/typesetter for sure if they abandon the project. Please apply if we announce for recruitment ne.

    6. Will do, I'll keep checking for the announcement if you do decide to take on the project!

  9. While waiting for the next update, I'm craving just to at least see the drawings of it (even though I don't understand Japanese). Does anyone know where to access the raws?

    1. I've contacted our partner several times but heard nothing back. So we'll continue with the project now. If you're interested in helping with cleaning and typesetting, please check our Help Needed page and send us an email ne.